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The Ag Highlight Reel: Watch This Dairy Dance-Off

Welcome to The Highlight Reel. Here you’ll find a recap of recent lighthearted or unusual news. These aren’t the headlines, but the funny, inspiring, or touching stories from across the agriculture industry.

Last week, people, businesses, and organizations celebrated Earth Week. Administrative professionals are being honored around the country this week.

More planting buzz dominated social media as temperatures rapidly rose across the Corn Belt, and one dairy farming family in Virginia had some extra fun during chore time.

Last Week: Earth Week

Many ag businesses and organizations celebrated the ways they care for the environment as part of Earth Week.


This Week: Administrative Professionals Day

Administrative Professionals Day is Wednesday, April 25. Take a moment to thank the secretaries, administrative assistants, receptionists, and others who are essential to your farm’s success. Share how you’re honoring them by using #AdministrativeProfessionalsDay on social media.

Facebook: Dairy Dance Off

The cows move their feed away and out of reach as they eat so each day the farmers have to push it back. This family of dairy farmers in Virginia had a little fun and danced their way through the chore.


Twitter: Save Time Next Planting Season

Iowa farmer Randy Francois has a tip for fellow farmers getting ready for planting season. Save time hooking up the planter next year by snapping a photo on your phone.


Trending: Sorghum Interest Spikes

Google search traffic for sorghum increased sharply this week as it became a topic of discussion in ongoing trade disputes with China. Here’s the latest news from


Awards & Scholarships: Nominate an Iowa Farmer for Conservation Award

The June 1, 2018, deadline to nominate an Iowa farmer for the 2018 Conservation Farmer of the Year Award is rapidly approaching. Recognize a farmer in your community who has made outstanding contributions to soil conservation and water quality by submitting their name and a short summary to your county Soil & Water Conservation District Office. The award is presented by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Iowa Farm Bureau.

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